the ride

The Ride raised more than $1.3 million for cancer research on Sept. 11.

Hundreds of cyclists, many representing members of Ottawa’s renovation industry community, cycled 108 km to support cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital on Sept. 11.

The annual The Ride (www.dotheride.com) event has raised more than $10 million, making it the most successful single-day cancer fundraiser in Eastern Ontario. The Ottawa Hospital Foundation says riders have helped fund new therapies and the opening of the Centre for Innovative Cancer Research (CICR), and have enabled patients to benefit from clinical trials faster than ever before.

GOHBA Renovation Council members have contributed both sweat and significant cash equity to the initiative. Some have also rediscovered the joys of bicycling and now push the pedals for work commutes and longer expeditions